2011-08-12 / Top Stories

Crime Continues To Climb In 100 Precinct

Last Week In July Sees 150% Increase
By Howard Schwach

In the wake of a report last week that crime was up in the west end’s 100 Precinct, the statistics from the end of July are particularly startling for what has been called “the quietest precinct” in Queens.

The crime statistics for the week of July 25 through July 31 show that index crime is up a full 150 percent, the highest rise in crime in recent memory.

Felonious assaults are up from one last year to five this year, a 400 percent rise. Burglaries are up from one last year to three this year, a 200 percent increase. Grand larcenies are up from two last year to six this year, a 200 percent increase.

Only the rates for murder, rape and robbery have remained steady for that week.

The statistics show, in addition, that crime is up by 121 percent for the 28- day period ending on July 31 and up 200 percent for the year to date.

Police officials declined to comment for this story.

Index crimes are set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and must be reported during specific periods.

They include murder, rape, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny, auto.

In addition, the NYPD is also required to report statistics for petit larceny, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor sex crimes.

For the week ending July 31, petit larcenies were up 300 percent in the precinct and misdemeanor assaults were up 25 percent.

Those statistics show that the incidence of grand larceny, auto was down for the final week of July.

For the year as a whole, crime in the precinct is up 38.5 percent.

Murders are down 100 percent; rape remains unchanged; robberies are up 21.6 percent; felonious assaults are up 49 percent, burglaries are up 100 percent; grand larcenies are up 22.2 percent and grand larceny, auto is down 15.4 percent.

Neither local police sources nor the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information (DCPI) would comment on the reason for the recent spike in crime or what is being done about it.

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